My sessions are at least 90 minutes long; sometimes they’re nearly two hours. Tell me if you have a time limit, so I don’t go over it. If, on the other hand, you’re someone who always feels that the standard 50-60 minute massages are too short, then I’m the therapist for you.

I tend to work in silence. There are some kinds of work that require talking: for trigger-point and some kinds of stretching, I need feedback. I always want to know if something is causing discomfort. But in general I find that talking, during a session, tends to keep the work shallow. However, please do not worry about feeling rude by letting me know if a certain technique’s not working for you, or if you’d like me try something different. I want our experience together to reflect the best massage for you.

I’m trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral, Reflexology, Sports, Shiatsu, Trigger-Point, Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian), and Chair Massage. I know enough Chinese theory (meridians, acupressure points, and five-element theory) to have passed the National Certification (NCTMB) — but that barely scratches the surface. 

I have a gentle, skilled hand with conditions such as Fibromyalgia, CFS, Crohn’s Disease, and Lupus, which cause generalized, chronic pain and aching.

Stubborn, mysterious pain is often caused by knots — trigger-points — in nearby muscles that don’t themselves hurt (or at least not until you press on them.) So knee pain may be caused by trigger-points in the thighs, low back pain by trigger-points in the glutes, neck pain by trigger-points in the back, etc. Often this kind of pain is mistakenly attributed to arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and so on. If I find persistent trigger points, I can teach you how to work on them yourself, and keep yourself pain-free.